Hey guys! I promised this to you over the weekend but found lots of other things to do... Sorry :-)
My next frame/display idea is even cheaper and easier than the last! It's still cute though! Here it is...
These make a super cheap but so chic gift for Christmas. Here is how I did it...
I started with the same 2x8x8 I purchased from Lowe's for $5. If you don't have a saw you can purchase your wood at Home Depot and have them cut it there for you. My pieces are about 10" long.
I then used these dowel rod caps I found at Hobby Lobby. They come in a pack of 3 for under $2. I did find some very similar at Joann's as well.
I used my hot glue gun to attach a dowel cap to the top of a wood piece. The picture below shows the added finial but it also has a clothespin attached. You need to wait to attach your pin.
I also found these wood pieces at Joann's. They certainly were not my favorite color but I saw potential... Especially for $.59 a piece... Whooop!
I took my frame with attached dowel cap and my little wood pieces out to the garage and gave them a few coats of our favorite spray paint...
You can find the Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch cheapest at Home Depot. I painted one frame Canyon Black and one Heirloom White.
Here is my black one dry...
I then cut a small piece of burlap about 1/2" smaller than my frame. You can get burlap at any fabric store like Hobby Lobby or Joann's.
I then used some 3M spray adhesive on the back of my burlap piece and attached it to my frame.
I then used some furniture tacks to add a little detail to my corners. I used black ones on my black frame and silver tacks on my white one. You can get these at the hardware store or craft store.
Finally I added my cute wood pieces and my clothespins. I used my hot glue gun to attach both pieces.
Your final step is to add a picture, recipe or message and wrap it up for that special someone!
Hope you like them!! These babies can be made for under $4 a piece which makes them ever cuter. I also love that they can be used for more than just photos. Let me know if you have any questions!
Get those projects ready for tomorrow's I Made It Without My Hubby party!! We want to see any and all crafts, projects, revamps, and gifts you gals have made without the help of your hubs!!
We have a great giveaway lined up so get ready!! We will put the post up tomorrow night. Have a great week!!